Mobile Photography Awards 2017 (MPA) Now Open for Submissions

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The Mobile Photography Awards (MPAs) have been a mainstay to the Mobile Photography and Art community for seven years. Featuring some of the very best artists throughout the world, celebrating their immense talent and energy. This years competition is now open to receive your submissions until 11 Deceomber 2017 and as always there is a grand prize of $3,000 up for grabs.

To find out more and/or to enter your images, please go here.

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Not Just Another Photography Competition… with Huawei x Dazed

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Global smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, has joined forces with youth culture magazine, Dazed, to create an initiative that is designed to unlock the potential of future talent and celebrate creative individuals that view the world differently.  ‘Reveal the Real You’; is a community-led photo project that will see three collaborators awarded a £10,000 bursary to donate to the community cause of their choice. The project is the latest partnership from Huawei that aims to inspire people to use their smartphone as a tool of self-expression.  

Evidenced by its partnership with Leica, the camera brand that democratised photography by taking cameras out of the studio and onto the streets, Huawei believes in photography as the medium through which anyone can share their stories and opinions thanks to its smartphones. ‘Reveal the Real You’, harnesses the power of mobile phone photography, making it possible for anyone to shine a spotlight on communities, causes and ideologies that they feel passionately about.

The campaign officially launches at the Peckhamplex cinema on 4th September 2017 with a large-scale street exhibition which will be open for three days featuring images shot by emerging photography talent and Peckham local, Campbell Addy who has used the project as an opportunity to shine a light on social diversity within the local creative community. His ten images, include a portrait of King Owusu who featured in the historic all-black Pirelli 2017 calendar.

Commenting on his work, Campbell said: “I want to shine a light on the artists of South London, breaking down the expected view of artists as the privileged middle class. I am championing the people of Peckham who are ‘doing the most with the least”.

Campbell’s images are shot on the Huawei P10 and serve as a call to action – inspiring other young people to pick up a camera and document the causes and community that have had an impact on their lives. People interested in entering simply need to share a few sentences on their chosen community and 3 – 5 relevant images from their photography portfolio and as Reveal the Real You gathers momentum it will culminate in a shortlist of twenty photographers being given Huawei P10 smartphones to document their stories. A panel of expert, independent judges will then award three winners £10,000 each to donate to the charity of their choice as well as being an exhibition of their winning imagery to raise the profile of their cause further.

Andrew Garrihy; Huawei Europe, CMO said: “The photography capabilities on our phones allow anyone to take thought provoking images. Putting that power in people’s hands, has given everyone a platform to tell their story and help others understand more about their passions and beliefs through images. Reveal the Real You is simply an extension of what people do every day. We want to give inspired, committed people the opportunity to make a difference in their local community; give them a platform to get their voice heard and make things they never thought possible happen.”

Reveal the Real You is one element of a wider partnership Huawei has formed with Dazed, which will see Huawei smartphones act as the lens that shine a light on a variety of causes, creations and conversations that were previously hidden or hard to reach.

To learn more and submit images for this competition, please go here.

 

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Mobile Photography Competition – MIRA Mobile Prize – Black & White Street Photography

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I am delighted to announce that the new MIRA Mobile Prize competition is now open for entries.  This time the theme is Street Photography and Manuela Matos Monteiro, the host has described it as: The true character of an environment can be found in people, streets, traffic, gardens and other public places. We invite you to show how you see the surroundings and the unknown places you visit. Through your photos, freeze moments in an original form, taking your point of view. Enjoy the invisibility and the immediacy of your mobile device! Share the way you see the streets of the world, registering moments and signs of human life. Types of street photography: urban cultur , street portraits, street art, travel, architecture, among others. The photographs in the contest can be edited according to the aesthetic options of their authors. The theme of the contest – street photography – does not fit into the strict context of documentary photography or photojournalism.”

The deadline for submission is 12th September 2017.

This free to enter competition allows applicants to submit up to three images, all must be black and white. To find more details, please go here.

 

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‘One Day Odyssey’ Mobile Photography & Art Challenge with Liliana Schwitter from Switzerland

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On 30th May 2017, we launched a new Challenge, relevant to all genres of mobile photography and art. A Challenge like no other, as our main requirement is for you to spend at least seven hours, taking or creating mobile … Read more

‘One Day Odyssey’ Mobile Photography & Art Challenge with Cristina Rossi from Italy

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On 30th May 2017, we launched a new Challenge, relevant to all genres of mobile photography and art. A Challenge like no other, as our main requirement is for you to spend at least seven hours, taking or creating mobile … Read more

Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch and Competition

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Adobe has today announced an innovative, first of its kind project, The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, which will digitally recreate the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch to inspire a new generation of master painters. In collaboration with The Munch Museum in Oslo and award winning Photoshop brush maker Kyle T. Webster, Adobe has digitally replicated seven of Munch’s original brushes and made them available in Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Sketch users worldwide.

With the support of the Munch Museum’s conservation experts, Munch’s original brushes were photographed in 360 degrees using ultra-high-resolution cameras, which captured all angles and details to create an accurate three dimensional representation. Munch’s artistic style and brushwork were closely analysed by specialists, and combined with data about the brushes’ attributes, including physical properties such as flexibility and bristle type.

The process of turning the data and scans into Photoshop brushes was then performed by Kyle T. Webster, regarded by many as the world’s foremost authority on Photoshop brushes. In collaboration with the museum experts, Kyle has been able to capture the exact shape and performance attributes of each of the brushes, which are available to download for use in Photoshop and Sketch from today.

Simon Morris, Senior Director of Campaign Marketing at Adobe said: “There are certain pieces of art we all know and love. These works transcend time, living on to influence modern creatives, and society as a whole. But we rarely think about the tools that were used to create those masterpieces.”

“The Hidden Treasures of Creativity is all about bringing these tools back to life and placing them in the hands of a new generation of artists. Institutions such as The Met in New York and The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are already making their collections available online to help keep classic works of art in the public eye. This innovative project is an extension of this movement, making it possible for today’s artists to rediscover and treasure the brush of a master and use it to create their very own masterpiece.”

Adobe will also be running a contest over the next month between 15th June – 14th July 2017.

This is to encourage Photoshop and Sketch users to make use of these exclusive brushes to create their own versions of Munch’s most famous and iconic painting, ‘The Scream’. Edvard Munch made four different versions of the artwork and 80 years on, Adobe is challenging artists worldwide to create ‘The 5th Scream’.

Entrants will be able to submit their masterpiece by uploading their artwork to Behance with the tag #MunchContest for the opportunity to have their work of art displayed in The Munch Museum in Oslo and as part of a special Behance collection. In addition, the grand winner will receive a cash prize of €6,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX, the world’s leading creativity conference, taking place in Las Vegas from 18th-20th October 2017 among other prizes. Submissions will be judged on originality, artistic composition, consistency with the theme and creativity by a dedicated panel of judges. The brushes can be downloaded online here with supporting tutorials being made available as part of the campaign. Winners of the contest will be announced on 28th July 2017.

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Mobile Photography & Art Challenge – One Day Odyssey

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We are launching a new Challenge today that is relevant to all genres of mobile photography and art. This is a Challenge like no other!  It is for one complete day, at least seven hours and we want you to submit a minimum of ten and no more than fifteen images. The idea of this project is that you take yourself on an journey and spend all day taking mobile photographs and/or creating mobile art.

We want you to dedicate a whole day to photography and art because you deserve it.  So, please mark a day on your calendar and spend that day taking and creating mobile images.

We don’t mind what type of photography you do, you may prefer to walk off into luscious landscape, if you do, perhaps you will want to arrive at sunrise and walk all day until sunset.

You may prefer to have a day taking portraiture images, this could be a prearranged shoot, or you may prefer to take some group portraiture in the streets.

You could go all out and settle on street photography, perhaps try and visit as many towns as you can in one day to photograph.

Whilst on this odyssey, consider collecting some non photographic items/momentos from your trip and including these in the images you create, such as a bus/tube/subway ticket.

This Odyssey will run from 30th May 2017 – 30th June 2017

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Leica Photography Competition to Win A HUWAEI P10 Mobile Camera Phone

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Leica are hosting a Modern Portraiture Photography Competition staring today and ending on 11 April 2017. All you need to do to enter is upload your best portraits to the Leica FotoPark ‘Modern Portraiture’ category and they have three HUAWEI P10’s to present as prizes. The HUAWEI P10 features a new Leica Dual Camera 2.0 which uses precise 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination, and natural portrait enhancements to produce stunning artistic portrait shots in Leica image style.

Just go here to enter this free competition.

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Mobile Photography – Latin American Mobile Festival and Awards 2017

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The Latin American Mobgrafia (mobile photography) Festival, FLAMOB, is an unprecedented initiative in the image world which aims to promote visual production on mobile platforms.

mObgraphia Cultura Visual produces in 2017 the 4th Festival edition at MIS – Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo the most important visual arts venue in the country and during 45 days, displaying the exhibits as part of the official museum program.

This year on Latin American Festival, mObgraphia Cultura Visual at first will prioritise visual narratives in a more comprehensive way, and participants could explore themes showing stories they want to tell in a visual format: an essay.

Subtitles and short texts about the essay are welcome. “What’s your story?” opens diverse opportunities for visual storytelling.

This is an important shift in the path of festival award, focusing on building sets of stories, whether real or imaginary, that shows the current moment in mobgrafia (mobile photography as we call in Brazil) production, in addition to separate images so commonly found in social networks.

All other categories (except for essays), will have images submitted through participants open Instagram accounts with specific tags.  (Street, bw, portrait, documental, arts and landscape).

Submissions closes on 2 April 2017.

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